Experience world’s most challenging train ride, zigzag your way up for epic views and wander around in the historical towns of Alausi and Sibambe, during Cotopaxi’s budget day trip to the Devil’s nose.
The best and most thrilling train ride of your life starts here!
Alausí is a town located south of the province of Chimborazo and is a popular attraction among both domestic as international visitors. It has a lovely climate and beautiful landscape. The town counts many picturesque old houses made of adobe that will make you feel as if you’ve gone back in time.
The historical center of Alausi, declared as Cultural Heritage of Ecuador, is one of the main attractions of the city. Other attractions that can be found in Alausi are the Devil's Nose, Ozogoche Lakes, Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes of the Immaculate Conception and Inca trails. This place is full of important natural and cultural resources.
The Devil's Nose, Nariz del Diablo, is a major attraction in the Ecuador. It’s a train route known as "the most challenging railway in the world”. The many hills are making this a rather rocky ride. Especially at the point where the train will slowly zigzag on a hill, about 90 degrees steep and 1800 meters above sea level, known as The Devil’s Nose.
The train journey starts in Alausí and will head towards the Sibambe station. The exciting ride will take about 2.5 hours. The train is comfortable and modern cars make it possible to enjoy the epic panoramic view of the mountains and rivers that will be crossed. Once in Sibambe, you can enjoy the rich cultural, folklore and admire many crafts.
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